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9:30AM | Create Arcade Games with Java

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Design and program original arcade-style video games using Java! Students will start by rebuilding pong in Processing, a programming environment specifically designed to handle graphics and interactivity. They will then as a class design, build, and test an original video game complete with characters, enemies, sound effects, music and more! From spaceship shooters to platform jumping battle games, the sky is the limit!

Software: Download and install Processing

9:30AM | Create Cartoons with Open Toonz

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Have you ever wondered how to create moving images with nothing but your drawings? Jump in and get started with this class! Students will learn what it takes to create traditional hand-drawn animations with Open Toonz, a free illustration and cartooning program that is used by Studio Ghibli! Students will begin with the simple bouncing ball, to stick figures and finally onto a final project where they can add as much detail as they like.

Traditional Animation is a difficult subject, so to make the learning process easier, the objects drawn in this class will be simple. Students with significant drawing experience can elaborate on their projects.

Software: Download and install Open Toonz

Recommended Hardware: Drawing Tablet

If you do not own a drawing tablet, please ensure you have a mouse.

9:30AM | Intro to Photo Editing

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Become a photo editing wiz using Gimp, an open-source version of Photoshop. Students will explore different styles of Photography and photo composition, and apply the techniques they learn outside of class. They will then edit their images during class using Gimp, which functions just like Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore color correction, retouching, and compositing. 

Software: Download and install GIMP

Hardware: Camera with manual setting required

9:30AM | Start Coding with Java

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of Java by creating amazing interactive projects! Java is the most commonly used programming language in the world - even Minecraft was programmed in Java! This class will explore Java using Processing, a program used to create graphics with code. From creating simple drawings to interactive animated projects, this class will provide a solid foundation in using Java. Students should expect to complete a variety of projects during this class.

Software: Download and install Processing

1:00PM | Animate 3D Models with Blender

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of how movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ice Age, and more were created! Using Blender, a free and powerful 3D Animation program, students will explore the basics of modeling, lighting, and texturing 3D objects. Starting with several simple projects, students will explore the essential tools in Blender and move onto to model more complex object, like spaceships! Students can expect to complete several 3D models in this class.

Software: Download and install Blender

1:00PM | Create Arcade Games with Java

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Design and program original arcade-style video games using Java! Students will start by rebuilding pong in Processing, a programming environment specifically designed to handle graphics and interactivity. They will then as a class design, build, and test an original video game complete with characters, enemies, sound effects, music and more! From spaceship shooters to platform jumping battle games, the sky is the limit!

Software: Download and install Processing

1:00PM | Create VR Experiences with Unity

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Create immersive VR environments using Unity! Unity is a free and powerful game development tool. Students start by exploring the basics of developing a 3D space in Unity. They will then use their skills to develop immersive VR environments! This class will include concepts of game design and computer programming. Please note that if students do not own a VR headset, projects can be exported and played on a Mac or PC wihtout a headset.

Software: Download and Install UnityBlender and Gimp

Hardware: A 3 button mouse is required

Optional Hardware: VR Headset

 If you do not own a VR headset, projects can still be exported for normal gameplay

Please double check that Unity has automatically installed Visual Studio. If the program is not installed, please install it manually from this link: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/unity-tools/

1:00PM | Game Design Studio with Java (Advanced)

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Prerequisite: Intro to Java or Arcade Game Design

Ages 12-16

Take your Java skills to the next level! This class is designed for students who have Java experience and want to take their skills even further. Students and their instructor will work side by side to plan, design, and program projects in Processing ranging from arcade-style video games to interactive stories and everything in between.

Software: Download and install Processing





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